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The Marine Science program is a half-day field trip conducted in the San Diego Bay on a boat outfitted with oceanographic equipment specifically for student use. All marine science activities incorporate major components of the state science framework. The curriculum includes:
Incorporating hands-on learning and major components of the state science framework, students participate in teams, manipulating oceanographic equipment, making observations, and gathering data and specimens from the ocean and sea bottom. Marine Science Floating Lab provides students the opportunity to learn about oceanography with actual observations and experiences on the bay as well as to study marine organisms in their offshore habitat.
Who is it for?
These extended marine science activities are designed for students in grades 2 through 12. The curriculum can be modified to serve all grade levels upon request.
How much does it cost?
This program will serve a maximum 40 people (including students, teachers, aides, volunteers, etc.).
- AM Boat (8:30-12:30) - $750
- PM Boat (1:00-5:00) - $710
- TWI Boat (5:30-9:30) - $710
How do I sign up?
Science Floating Lab is my favorite field trip! I loved learning about
the ocean and using the science tools to do research."
--Emma, 2nd Grade, Benchley-Weinberger Elementary
Marine Science Floating Lab Slideshow